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'Live from Orchestra Hall': A DSO Concert is Just a Click Away

Detroit Symphony Orchestra announces 13 performances to be aired via webcast.

Music lovers will really click with this news.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has revealed that it will air 13 high-definition “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts. 

“The webcasts by the DSO are a wonderful new way for audiences to connect with live symphonic music, and remind us of how the arts enrich us,” said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president/arts.

“The webcasts have made experiencing a live DSO concert just as easy as watching a football game or streaming your favorite TV show,” said Scott Harrison, executive producer of digital media. “We’re aiming at becoming the most accessible orchestra on the planet, and Knight Foundation has played an important role in our pursuit of that goal.”

The series kicks off Jan. 22, with a live performance of “Franck’s Symphony in D Minor” with Hélène Bouchez conducting and Conrad Tao on piano. During intermission, host Alex Trajano will interview DSO Principal Oboe Don Baker, pianist Conrad Tao, and Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization.

Webcasts are produced in collaboration with Detroit Public Television. They are streamed on the DSO, DPTV and WRCJ-FM websites, as well as on the DSO to Go mobile app for iOS and Android platforms.

The series made possible by a $90,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

DSO LIVE Concert Webcast Series

Franck’s Symphony in D Minor
Hélène Bouchez, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.

Invitation to the Dance
Hans Graf, conductor
Karl Pituch, horn
Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

Ravishing Rachmaninoff
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Julian Rachlin, violin
Friday, Feb. 10, 10:45 a.m.

Ax & Mozart/Slatkin & Mahler
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Friday, Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.

Brahms’ Requiem
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Andriana Chuchman, soprano
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
UMS Choral Union, chorus
Michigan State University Children’s Choir
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.

Peter and the Wolf/Alice in Wonderland
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Hila Plitman, soprano
Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.

Classical Roots
André Raphel, conductor
Brazeal Dennard Chorale, chorus
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Friday, March 16, 10:45 a.m.

Beethoven’s “Emperor”
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Robert Levin, piano
Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.

Järvi Returns
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m.

Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
University Musical Society Choral Union
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.

Pictures at an Exhibition
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin
Fred Zlotkin, cello
Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m.

Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Craig Rifel, organ
Friday, May 11, 10:45 a.m.

The Pines of Rome
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Robert deMaine, cello
Friday, May 18, 10:45 a.m.

Kristin Drummelsmith January 22, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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